Boardman Plant Air Emissions

The Boardman Power Plant is a 575-megawatt coal-fired electricity generating plant in northeastern Oregon, of which our 90 percent ownership provides 518 MW net base capacity.

As part of our Boardman 2020 plan, PGE will stop using coal there by Dec. 31, 2020. The plan was approved by state and federal regulators in 2010 and 2011.

In the meantime, we’ve installed new emissions controls that allow the plant to continue providing reliable, affordable power for PGE customers through 2020, while reducing emissions significantly:

  • nitrogen oxide emissions by about 50 percent
  • mercury emissions by 90 percent
  • sulfur dioxide emissions by 75 percent

We’re also exploring the possibility of using biomass to fuel the plant in the future.